The parallels between The Force Awakens and A New Hope are as explicit as they are uncanny: On a desert planet, a seemingly orphaned young scavenger meets an adorable droid that’s carrying a secret message. The encounter will provoke our unassuming protagonist to become the hero of an anti-fascist space rebellion. The bad guy is a man who abandoned his given name in favor of a more sinister one that he claimed for himself. There’s a climactic death of an old friend, a cantina full of alien outlaws, and a planet-sized weapon (that’s no moon, it’s a … bigger Death Star!). It’s preoccupied with its own legend and welded together from recycled parts; if A New Hope felt familiar because it borrowed its marrow from the backbone of pop (and human) culture, The Force Awakens feels familiar because it’s pretty much just A New-er Hope. … [Read more...] about Why ‘The Force Awakens’ Is the ‘Star Wars’ Movie We Needed
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The access is extraordinary. In New York, where Executive Editor Dean Baquet roams the halls dispensing sage wisdom, the company is weathering layoffs, shrinking office space and reinventing itself as a digital publisher. At one point, it’s also dealing with the fallout from accusations that Glenn Thrush, one of the paper’s two star White House correspondents (along with Maggie Haberman), has been accused of sexual misconduct during his time as a reporter at Politico. Garbus is in the room when he announces his decision to suspend Thrush, and move him off the White House beat. It’s darkly ironic that the wave of high-profile revelations about sexually abusive celebrities, which largely stemmed from the Times’ reporting on Harvey Weinstein, has struck its own newsroom. “We started this conversation,” Baquet says. “Part of me thinks it’s healthy that we were forced to have it ourselves now.” … [Read more...] about ‘The Fourth Estate’: Inside Showtime’s Docu-Series on New York Times vs. Trump
Eternals, Black Widow, and The New Mutants are just a few of the posters Disney has served up in honor of Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year officially started on January 25th, 2020, and ends on February 4th, though preparations started on the 17th. The Lantern Festival will take place on February 8th. To celebrate the Year of the Rat, which is as close to Mickey Mouse as we can get, Disney has unveiled a ton of new posters to help promote their upcoming release slate. … [Read more...] about Disney Celebrates Chinese New Year with Black Widow, Eternals and 10 More Posters
As for the posters themselves, they're all done with Chinese lettering, with the majority featuring a grey border with a very minimalistic but stylish image at its center. The exception is Toy Story 4, which features the gang gathered together on a more colorful and slightly more traditional-looking one-sheet. In any event, they're all quite nice to look at and are a welcome break from the usual overly Photoshopped posters we so often get from studios these days. For what it's worth, due to their minimal nature, none of the posters reveal much of anything about their respective movie. So those hoping to learn anything about Avengers: Endgame from the image need not concern themselves with a painstaking search of the image for clues. … [Read more...] about Disney Reveals Chinese New Year Posters for Avengers: Endgame, Toy Story 4, Frozen 2 & More
Vijay, the lead actor is joining hands with director Lokesh Kanagaraj, who is on high with the success of his last outing Kaithi, for the first time in his acting career. Master also marks the filmmaker's first collaboration with Vijay Sethupathi, who has been considered as one of the finest acting talents of the contemporary Tamil cinema. … [Read more...] about Master Third Look Poster: Vijay & Vijay Sethupathi’s Face Off Sets The Social Media On Fire!